Archive for December, 2009

Leopards of Nairobi National Park

December 15, 2009

Yumi Yamane, a zoologist from Kyoto University is researching leopards in NNP, specifically looking at the conservation of these elusive cats and at interaction between leopards and people living outside the Park.

Will Knocker reports that Yumi trapped and collared 2 female leopards in the Park in January 2009 and has been trying to keep up with them through radio signals & GPS readings showing their movements since then. KWS further reports a female with 3 cubs in the Langata Forest area of Nairobi National Park.

Yumi has positively identified at least 5 different males & estimates the entire Nairobi National Park leopard population at between 10-20. Having these elusive beauties so close to “civilization” is what helps makes Nairobi National Park so unique and special.